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Deliverance - The Lost Abbey

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1,680 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,680
Reviews: 404
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 9.51%
Wants: 345
Gots: 530 | FT: 51
Brewed by:
The Lost Abbey visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Strong Ale |  12.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
A blend of bourbon barrel-aged Serpent’s Stout and brandy barrel-aged Angels Share, Deliverance is the epic battle being waged between heaven and hell for the souls of mortal men… and your enjoyment in a glass.

(Beer added by: drummstikk on 08-09-2010)
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3.83/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2 | overall: 4

Reddish brown, small head that vanished quickly. Thin oily legs.
Smells of bourbon and brandy with some notes of chocolate and caramel. The taste has all those notes with a touch of brandy and vanilla and oak.

Body is a bit thin and in need of more carbonation. It would work better with a creamy feel.

Overall-- not bad. It's improved a bit as it aged and let the brandy heat mellow out. The beer could easily age even longer.

AleWatcher, Dec 14, 2011
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4/5  rDev -7.2%

thewimperoo, Dec 10, 2011
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4/5  rDev -7.2%

tclapper, Dec 07, 2011
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5/5  rDev +16%

shanghai55, Dec 06, 2011
Photo of scottfrie
4.05/5  rDev -6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

375ml bottle into The Lost Abbey stemmed tulip.

A: Pours black with about an eighth of an inch dark brown head that quickly disappeared into a thin collar leaving just a dot or two of lace.
S: Sweet and spicy notes of raisins, caramel, warming bourbon/brandy, and oak barrel spices. Vanilla comes through strongly as well with just a hint of chocolate. Woody and alcoholic all around.
T: Big dose of vanilla and sweet dark fruits balance well with full and woody flavors of the barrels. Thick caramel, toffee, brown sugar and all kinds of sweetness come through in the finish along with a bit of roasted coconut, and the aftertaste is full of chocolate and bourbon/brandy. Flavors are sweet and buttery.
M: Thick body, chewy but thin mouthfeel, with very very low carbonation. Luckily this beer is thick and potent enough for the lack of bubbles not to be a major issue, but a few more bubbles would have made this beer feel less like a (delicious) syrup and more like a beer. Alcohol is very mellow at this point.
O: Rich and smooth flavors with a creamy mouthfeel. Needs more carbonation, but this had a great flavor.

scottfrie, Dec 06, 2011
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5/5  rDev +16%

danfinegan3, Dec 04, 2011
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5/5  rDev +16%

stevefinny, Dec 04, 2011
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5/5  rDev +16%

jwelsh, Dec 02, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

rab53, Dec 02, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

RobertColianni, Nov 29, 2011
Photo of hdelavega
4.53/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured to a large Duvel tulip glass.
Pours a menesing dark black. An aggressive pour kicks up less than a half inch of head that hisses like the damned.
Great aroma, big sweet barleywine like notes, rich toffee, malty sweetness, caramel, some oakieness, defiantly some dark fruit, raisins, and a little cherry like tartness.
Flavor is a slightly muted reflection of the nose. Nice toffee, some bourbon flavors are coming thru nicely, more so than in the nose. The sweetness is a little more toned down, I get a bit of coffee bitterness complimented by some dark fruit sweetness. Defiantly a sultry booze finish.
The body is sitting at a pretty solid medium feel, defiantly more on the silky side than sticky. Carbonation sits perfectly on the light side, giving the brew a little life yet not distracting from the many nuances.
Overall a great beer, big thanks to Kevin for this one. I wanted to bring it to a tasting this past weekend but my dumb ass showed up a day late, isn't that some shit, yeah I know.

hdelavega, Nov 28, 2011
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4/5  rDev -7.2%

JMBSH, Nov 28, 2011
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5/5  rDev +16%

spycow, Nov 27, 2011
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4/5  rDev -7.2%

girllovesbier, Nov 27, 2011
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5/5  rDev +16%

daveytheformer, Nov 25, 2011
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4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

nmann08, Nov 25, 2011
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4/5  rDev -7.2%

Rochefort10nh, Nov 24, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

brandoman63, Nov 21, 2011
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2.5/5  rDev -42%

jophish17, Nov 20, 2011
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4/5  rDev -7.2%

paulys55, Nov 20, 2011
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4/5  rDev -7.2%

DoctorB2B, Nov 19, 2011
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4/5  rDev -7.2%

rbrefbeerman, Nov 18, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

kevwcamp, Nov 17, 2011
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4/5  rDev -7.2%

sideshowe, Nov 16, 2011
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5/5  rDev +16%

jerz, Nov 16, 2011
Deliverance from The Lost Abbey
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